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Bonjourno Princepesas. This is "Feleena, from El Paso", the penulitmate song in a fastiduous trilogy by Marty Robbins. The premier being "El Paso", and the swan song as "El Paso City". Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Artist: Marty Robbins
Song: Feleena, from El Paso

[Verse 1]
D
Out in New Mexico, many long years ago
                                               A7
There in a shack on the desert, one night in a storm
A7
Amid streaks of lightnin' and loud desert thunder
                                      D
To a young Mexican couple, a baby was born;
D
Just as the baby cried, thunder and lightnin' died
                                          D7            G
Moon gave it's light to the world and the stars did the same
                        D
Mother and Father, both proud of the daughter
                                      A7          D
That heaven had sent them, Felina was this baby's name.

[Verse 2]
D
When she was seventeen, bothered by crazy dreams
                                             A7
She ran away from the shack and left them to roam
A7
Father and Mother, both asked one another
                                               D
What made her run away, what made Felina leave home;
D
Tired of the desert nights, fartherly grieved to strife
                                   D7            G
She ran away late one night in the moon's golden gleam
                            D
She didn't know where she'd go, but that she'd get there
                                           A7         D
And she would find happiness, if she would follow her dream.

[Verse 3]
D
After she ran away, she went to Sante Fe
                                                         A7
And in the year that she stayed there, she learned about life
A7
In just a little while, she learned that with a smile
                                                      D
She could have pretty clothes, she could be any man's wife;
D
Rich men romanced her, they dined and they danced her
                                        D7           G
She understood men and she treated them all just the same
                         D
A form that was fine and rare, dark shining glossy hair
                             A7           D
Lovely to look at Felina was this woman's name.

[Verse 4]
D
Restless in Sante Fe, she had to get away
                                                 A7
To any town where the lights had a much brighter glow
A7
One cowboy mentioned the town of El Paso
                                                      D
They never stopped dancin' and money like whiskey did flow;
D
She bought a one-way, a ticket from Sante Fe
                                        D7           G
Three days and nights on a stage with a rest now and then
                          D
She didn't mind that, she knew she would find that
                                         A7            D
Her new life would be more exciting than where she had been.

[Verse 5]
D
The stage made it's last stop, up there on the mountain top
                                                    A7
To let her see all of the lights at the foot of the hill
A7
Her world was brighter and deep down inside her
                                                          D
An uncontrolled beating, her young heart just wouldn't be still;
D
She got a hotel, a room at the Lily Belle
                         D7                       G
Quickly she changed to a form-fitting black satin dress
                     D
Ev'ry man stopped to stare at this form fine and rare
                               A7           D
Even the women remarked of the charm she possessed.

[Verse 6]
D
Dancin' and laughter was what she was after
                                                A7
And Rosa's Cantina had lights, with a love in the gleam
A7
That's what she hunted and that's what she wanted
                                                 D
Rosa's was one place a nice girl would never be seen;
D
It was the same way it was back in Sante Fe
                            D7                       G
Men would make fools of themselves at the thought of romance
                      D
Rosa took heed of the place was in need of
                                       A7      D
This kind of excitement, so she paid Felina to dance.

[Verse 7]
D
A year passed and maybe more and then through the swingin' doors
                                              A7
Came a young cowboy so tall and so handsomely dressed
A7
This one was new in town, hadn't been seen around
                                               D
He was so different, he wasn't like all of the rest;
D
Felina danced close to him, then threw a rose to him
                         D7                     G
Quickly he walked to her table and there he sat down
                    D
And in a day or so, wherever folks would go
                                         A7      D
They'd see this young cowboy, showin' Felina the town.

[Verse 8]
D
Six weeks he went with her, each minute spent with her
                                             A7
But he was insanely jealous of glances she'd give
A7
Inside he was a-hurtin', from all of her flirtin'
                                                  D
That was her nature and that was the way that she lived;
D
She flirted one night, it started a gun-fight
                            D7                       G
And after the smoke cleared away, on the floor lay a man
                          D
Felina's young lover, had shot down another
                                              A7           D
And he had to leave there, so out through the back door he ran.

[Verse 9]
D
The next day at five o'clock, she heard a rifle shot
                                                 A7
Quickly she ran to the door, that was facin' the pass
A7
She saw her cowboy, her wild-ridin' cowboy
                                            D
Low in the saddle, her cowboy was ridin' in fast;
D
She ran to meet him, to kiss and to greet him
                            D7                       G
He saw her and motioned her back, with a wave of his hand
                     D
Bullets were flyin', Feleena was cryin'
                                        A7       D
As she saw him fall from the saddle and into the sand.

[Verse 10]
D
Feleena knelt near him, to hold and to hear him
                                                               A7
When she felt the warm blood that flowed from the wound in his side
A7
He raised to kiss her and she heard him whisper
                               D
"Never forget me - Felina it's over, goodbye."
D
Quickly she grabbed for, the six-gun that he wore
                                       D7         G
And screamin' in anger and placin' the gun to her breast
                      D
Bury us both deep and maybe we'll find peace
                                             A7            D
And pullin' the trigger, she fell 'cross the dead cowboy's chest.

[Verse 11]
D
Out in El Paso, whenever the wind blows
                                                   A7
If you listen closely at night, you'll hear in the wind
D
A woman is cryin', it's not the wind sighin'
                                            D
Old timer's tell you, Felina is callin' for him;
A7
You'll hear them talkin' and you'll hear them walkin'
                                                    D7      G
You'll hear them laugh and you'll look, but there's no one around
                            D
Don't be alarmed - there is really no harm there
                                       A7      D
It's only the young cowboy, showin' Felina the town.

            
            
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